Dating n the south pacific
As the Pacific straddles the 180th meridian, the West Pacific (or western Pacific, near Asia) is in the Eastern Hemisphere, while the East Pacific (or eastern Pacific, near the Americas) is in the Western Hemisphere.For most of Magellan's voyage from the Strait of Magellan to the Philippines, the explorer indeed found the ocean peaceful. Many tropical storms batter the islands of the Pacific.
The Ring of Fire is named after the several hundred active volcanoes that sit above the various subduction zones.
The Pacific Ocean is the only ocean which is almost totally bounded by subduction zones.
originally, an organization of representatives of the governments of Australia, France, New Zealand, Great Britain, and the United States, set up to advise those five governments on economic, social, and health matters affecting the island territories in the South Pacific administered by them.
Today its membership includes countries that were formerly dependencies, and its work consists mostly of research on economic, biological, medical, educational, and social problems.
As it approaches the Chilean coast, the South Equatorial Current divides; one branch flows around Cape Horn and the other turns north to form the Peru or Humboldt Current.